Reward Offered In Vancouver Homicide

The Vancouver, Washington Police Department, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a February 2018 homicide.

On February 26, 2018, at approximately 12:16 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to the 2800 block of Southeast Columbia Way for the report of a male on the ground in a parking lot of a business complex. When officers arrived, they located 83-year-old Benjamin O. Lyons deceased. Mr. Lyons was working as an on-duty security guard and died as a result of multiple sharp and blunt force injuries. His death is being investigated as a homicide.

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Major Crime Unit are investigating and are asking anyone who may have information related to this homicide to contact Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

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Call 503-823-HELP (4357)


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